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Red Cross seeks ‘Hometown Hero’ nominees

Know a person or group who has performed a life-saving or extraordinary, community-spirited act in Chelan or Douglas counties? If so, the regional chapter of the American Red Cross wants to know about it.

Fire victims can get help with rent, mortgage

NCW -- Okanogan County residents who lost their primary home in last summer’s Carlton Complex Fire can apply for a grant to help pay for one month’s rent or mortgage, offered by local real estate agents.

The morning Wenatchee World is coming

Next Wednesday, The World will come to your house in the morning with the freshest news possible. After nearly 108 years of afternoon delivery, you'll be able to wake up with The World and we are excited about what this will mean in terms of serving our communities. However, there will be an adjustment period, so please bear with us if there are challenges.

Wildland group resists Stemilt land-swap proposal

WENATCHEE — A grassroots group of orchardists, sportsmen and conservationists is resisting the latest effort by owners of Stemilt Growers to plant a cherry orchard on a portion of Stemilt Basin lands slated to remain open and public.

Conference to focus on boosting business in rural areas

NCW — A conference aiming to boost business, encourage entrepreneurs and help create jobs in rural areas will be held simultaneously next month at 20 locations across the state, including Wenatchee, Omak, Oroville, Twisp and Nespelem.

Home sales rise as weather warms

WENATCHEE — Home sales in the Wenatchee area climbed in the first two months of the year even as prices flattened and the number of homes on the market fell.

Photo Gallery: They carried The World for 108 years

The Wenatchee World honored youth carriers Thursday evening with pizza, words of thanks and a tour of the printing facility at Ninth Street and North Piere. The World will switch to morning delivery on April 1, marking the end of 108 years of delivery by youth carriers.

Port slowdowns may have taken toll on area jobs

WENATCHEE — The jobless rate for Chelan and Douglas counties marked its second straight month of year-over-year increases to hit 8.8 percent in January, the state Employment Security Department reported Monday.